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Japan's Naomi Osaka celebrates winning her second-round match against France's Caroline Garcia(REUTERS)

Australian Open: Osaka cruises into third round at Melbourne Park

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 03:29 PM IST
The U.S. Open champion beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, a three-time quarterfinalist at Melbourne Park, 6-1, 6-2 in the first round. The matches lasted just over an hour each.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia(AFP)
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia(AFP)

Pavlyuchenkova opts out of U.S. Open due to Covid-19 ‘insecurity’

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 07:15 AM IST
Pavlyuchenkova, 29, joins the likes of men’s defending champion Rafa Nadal and women’s world number one Ash Barty who pulled out of the Grand Slam out of fear of contracting the novel coronavirus during their stay in the country.
Romania's Simona Halep celebrates winning her match against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit.(REUTERS)
Romania's Simona Halep celebrates winning her match against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit.(REUTERS)

Simona Halep destroys Anett Kontaveit to reach Australian Open semis

Melbourne | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 08:47 AM IST
Fourth seed Simona Halep took just 53 minutes to thrash Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6-1 6-1 and storm into the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday.
Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, left, is congratulated by Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic after winning their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.(AP)
Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, left, is congratulated by Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic after winning their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.(AP)

Australian Open: World no. 2 Pliskova bows out after losing to Pavlyuchenkova

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 12:26 PM IST
Pavlyuchenkova had a 4-1 lead in the first set and a 2-0 lead in the second before being taken to tiebreaks but won the key points to clinch victory in two hours, 25 minutes.
Belinda Bencic of Switzerland celebrates her victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia.(AP)
Belinda Bencic of Switzerland celebrates her victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia.(AP)

Belinda Bencic wins Kremlin Cup after sealing WTA Finals slot

Moscow | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 07:56 PM IST
The victory came a day after the 22-year-old clinched the final slot at the season-ending WTA Finals in Shenzhen, a tournament boasting record $14 million prize money.
Japan's Naomi Osaka poses for a photo during an award ceremony after winning the Toray Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament.(AP)
Japan's Naomi Osaka poses for a photo during an award ceremony after winning the Toray Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament.(AP)

Naomi Osaka returns to winning ways with Pan Pacific Open crown

Osaka | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2019 05:28 PM IST
Her victory marked a return to the ruthless form that helped world number four Osaka claim last year’s U.S. Open crown before her Melbourne success.
Japan's Naomi Osaka makes a forehand return to Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.(AP)
Japan's Naomi Osaka makes a forehand return to Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.(AP)

Naomi Osaka ends title drought at home Pan Pacific Open

Tokyo | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 02:12 PM IST
The former world number one overwhelmed Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-3 in just over an hour to make it third time lucky in finals at the tournament after finishing runner-up in 2016 and 2018.
Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands hits to Julia Goerges of Germany.(USA TODAY Sports)
Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands hits to Julia Goerges of Germany.(USA TODAY Sports)

Kiki Bertens, Sloane Stephens bow out of Pan Pacific Open

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 06:47 PM IST
The Dutchwoman recovered well to share the opening four games with Pavlyuchenkova but dropped her serve in the fifth, failing to keep up with her unseeded opponent’s devastating backhands.
Ashleigh Barty, of Australia(AP)
Ashleigh Barty, of Australia(AP)

Barty suffers shock second-round loss in Toronto

Toronto | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 12:49 PM IST
With the loss, Barty could lose her number one ranking if Naomi Osaka wins her second-round match on Wednesday or if Czech Karolina Pliskova reaches the semi-finals.
Danielle Collins celebrates after winning her Australian Open quarter-final match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.(REUTERS)
Danielle Collins celebrates after winning her Australian Open quarter-final match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.(REUTERS)

Australian Open: Unheralded American Danielle Collins claws into semis

Melbourne | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2019 02:27 PM IST
Danielle Collins, ranked 35 in the world, who has ousted three seeds on her way to the final four, said she was relishing playing on the big stage.
Australia's Ashleigh Barty reacts while playing against Russia's Maria Sharapova during their women's singles match on day seven of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 20, 2019(AFP)
Australia's Ashleigh Barty reacts while playing against Russia's Maria Sharapova during their women's singles match on day seven of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 20, 2019(AFP)

Australian Open 2019: Ashleigh Barty fired up for Kvitova re-match

Melbourne | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2019 03:22 PM IST
Barty, 22, entered this year’s tournament as 15th seed but carries massive pressure from an Australian public desperate for Grand Slam success after becoming the first local to make the last eight in a decade.
File image of Ashleigh Barty.(AFP)
File image of Ashleigh Barty.(AFP)

Barty time! Aussie upsets Wimbledon champ Kerber in Wuhan

Wuhan | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 01:20 PM IST
Barty didn’t allow Kerber any momentum as she denied the world number three the chance to narrow the gap on the top ranking held by Simona Halep, who lost her opening match.
Britain's Andy Murray, right, after defeating Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka on Day 2 of the Nature Valley International at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, south England, on Monday.(AP)
Britain's Andy Murray, right, after defeating Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka on Day 2 of the Nature Valley International at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, south England, on Monday.(AP)

Andy Murray beats Stan Wawrinka in second comeback match

Associated Press, Eastbourne | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 02:29 AM IST
Andy Murray defeated Swiss tennis player Stan Wawrinka in straight sets at the Eastbourne International on Monday.
Garbine Muguruza celebrates winning her first round match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in Birmingham.(Action Images via Reuters)
Garbine Muguruza celebrates winning her first round match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in Birmingham.(Action Images via Reuters)

Garbine Muguruza, Petra Kvitova cruise through in Birmingham Classic tennis tournament

Omnisport | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 09:41 AM IST
Garbine Muguruza and Petra Kvitova kicked off their grass court seasons on Tuesday with comfortable victories in the first round of the Birmingham Classic tennis tournament.
Spain's Garbine Muguruza in action during her second round match against France's Fiona Ferro at the French Open.(REUTERS)
Spain's Garbine Muguruza in action during her second round match against France's Fiona Ferro at the French Open.(REUTERS)

Garbine Muguruza downs wild card Fiona Ferro , enters French Open third round

Reuters, Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 06:18 PM IST
Garbine Muguruza, who won at Roland Garros in 2016, had not played 21-year-old Fiona Ferro before Thursday’s encounter at the French Open.
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